Christophe Lemaire Makes Use of Many Cultural Influences

By: Riley von Niessen - Jun 27, 2016
References: lemaire.fr & hypebeast
French fashion designer Christophe Lemaire released a Spring/Summer 2017 men's collection that makes use of various cultural influences in its styles. He collaborated with Sarah-Linh Tran for a series that is both stylish and effortless -- flaunting clean cuts and quality builds. Included in the collection are Japanese-influenced shoes, Arab djellabas, parka jackets and other aspects that transcend different times and cultures simultaneously.

The color palettes of most pieces are elegantly subdued, with neutral tones overtaking the vast majority. These are contrasted by stark white accents in some, including a long trench coat that plays off the multiple navy layers that sit underneath. Lemaire and Tran manage to blend the numerous cultural influences for the line with a sense of ease, making the inspiration clear, while maintaining a uniform fashion throughout.